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Insight: Capitol Chat / Kings' Move? / Human Trafficking / Coach Carter / Pomegranate


Published January 11, 2013


Capitol Chat - Gov. Jerry Brown released his budget for California's 2013-2014 fiscal year this week. Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us with reaction to the budget's details and analysis. We'll also hear more about Gov. Brown's proposed prison plan.

Kings' Move? - Will the Sacramento Kings move to Seattle? There's been a lot of talk and speculation that the Maloofs are in negotiations to sell a majority stake in the team to an investment group in Seattle, which would relocate the team to that city. What's going on? We'll get the latest.

Human Trafficking - It is estimated that nearly 27 million people are suffering today in some form of slavery, making human trafficking one of the world's largest criminal enterprises. Eighty percent of those trafficked across internal borders are women and children and Sacramento is among the top five cities in the United States experiencing an epidemic of child trafficking. In response to these numbers, Jan. 11th has been designated as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day by the U.S. Senate. We'll talk with two people in the region ­- Chad Salstrom, co-founder of Origin Coffee & Tea, a non-profit coffee shop resolved to ending human sex trafficking in Rocklin; and Beth Hassett, executive director of WEAVE, a local crisis intervention service provider for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault - who are working to lower those numbers and help people victimized by traffickers.

Coach Carter - Educator and motivational speaker, "Coach" Ken Carter, famously revived a Bay Area high school basketball team, pressing his players to focus on education and studies instead of just basketball. His triumph at the school prompted Paramount to produce the 2005 film "Coach Carter," in which Samuel L. Jackson portrayed Carter. Coach Carter will be the keynote speaker at the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner this Saturday at the Sacramento Convention Center. We'll talk with Coach Carter about his work.

Pomegranate - A stint living and working in France and London, a childhood spent with jingles and Michael Jackson and winning awards in New York's Broadway scene - these are the backgrounds of Gavin Canaan, Adam Twain and Michael Creason, who make up the hard-to-label band Pomegranate. Their latest album is Ahead and Behind, which has been described as landing somewhere in the territory where "the moodier side of the Pixies meets Dinosaur Jr." The band performs this Friday at Bows and Arrows in Sacramento and we'll hear them play in our studios today.


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